So here it is. My first Q&A. I am sorry I haven't included all your questions. Some of them, like the one about the apps for learning and dictionaries, will be answered in a separate posts dedicated only to them. Some I've saved for Part 2. Yes! The story will continue.
What is the biggest CHALLENGE during online lessons?
A student without their notebook.
How many sticky notes have you prepared for your students ?
I assume you're asking me about my "cards on sticks".
Well, not enough.
I am glad you all like that that much.
How to learn English effectively?
There're many ways of learning. I'm trying to show you them in the lessons. But for any method to be effective it has to be used systematically. When you learn words by Quizlet - you need to do that on a regular basis; When you record your talks - you need to be relentless; When you go through your Grammarway - you need to do it frequently.
Do a little. Do it every day. This is being effective.
The Best Source of reading, vocabulary, Listening is ...
Hmmm, it's really hard to say what's the best. When you look for different resources, however, it is your interests that should guide you. Make a list of areas, topics, themes that you would like to find more about. Once you have a list start searching Youtube channels for videos. Watch a few and then choose some to subscribe to. Follow them and read the info they insert under their videos - it's usually packed with links to websites/blogs/articles which can give you more insight.
You can check who I follow HERE.
I also use Scoop.it (link HERE) to find different reading materials, latest teaching news and so on. I absolutely love it.
What's the most difficult for you in English?
rI think that what's difficult changes over time. But I think that English pronunciation will always have a chance to surprise me.
Let's take the word
How do you think it should be pronounced?
Well, here it is
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE ENGLISH AND teaching as your JOB?
Oh why ?, oh why?, indeed.
But seriously, I have always wanted to work with adults.
Watching people grow, develop and becoming bolder is just so great. I don't witness this every day, don't be fooled, but when I do I tell you there is little that it compares to.
Do You have aNY special THINGS THAT MOTIVATE YOU?
Yes! Students with their notebooks!
Honestly, there's nothing more motivating than a motivated student.
DO You have a MentoR?
First of all, I'd like to say that I think having a mentor is awesome. I remember watching Kim Kaupe a few years ago talking about mentoring. You can watch the video HERE. I found it very inspiring.
As for me, I don't have a mentor as such now. But I used to have- my university teacher; my boss at St.Gregs - they taught me a lot. I value this experience like nothing else.
Why Do You POST SO LITTLE on INSTAGRAM?
I know. I am sorry. I'll try to be better.
What about Agnieszka and her students having a beer/tea one day?
Well, that's sadly the end of Part 1. If you have more questions, please put them HERE.
I will be thrilled to answer them soon.
Written by Agnieszka Kansy